The libraries are also participating in Geek the Library, a national awareness campaign designed to highlight the vital role of public libraries. to r., are Commissioner Archie Trader; Sarah Matthews, Bowlby board chair; Kathy Mc Clure, Bowlby Library director; Commissioner Chuck Morris; Therese Barry, Greene County Library System administrator; Mark Carlson, GCLS board chair and Bowlby board member; Jill Peth, GCLS outreach coordinator; John Areford and Tara Kinsell, Flenniken board members; Commissioner Blair Zimmerman; and Jessica Miller, Flenniken Library director.
The two organizations also sponsor nationwide Courageous Kid Recognition Award ceremonies and hospital celebrations to honor the bravery and determination of children fighting cancer.
Greene County Commissioners proclaimed the month of April 2014 Grange Month during their April 17 regular meeting.
The proclamation recognizes the Grange organization as a beacon of citizenship and civility since its founding in 1867.
Greene County Commissioners proclaimed the month of April 2014 Child Abuse Prevention Month during their April 3 regular meeting.
The proclamation acknowledges that child abuse is the leading cause of out-of-home placements in Greene County, and encourages the community to help protect children from physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
Stacey Courtwright, Children and Youth Services administrator, thanked the commissioners for their support and reported that in 2013, CYS responded to 699 abuse cases involving 527 families and 1,032 children.In 2014 to date, CYS has responded to 193 abuse cases involving 173 families and 301 children. to r., are Commissioner Archie Trader; Commissioner Chuck Morris; Stacey Courtwright, CYS administrator; Commissioner Blair Zimmerman; and Karen Bennett, human services administrator.(Click image to enlarge photo) Greene County Commissioners proclaimed the week of April 13-19, 2014, National Library Week during their April 3 regular meeting.The proclamation recognizes libraries for helping to change lives in their communities, campuses and schools by providing resources and services to meet community needs.County residents are encouraged to visit a local library and take advantage of all the resources available.As part of National Library Week, Therese Barry, Greene County Library System administrator, announced that Bowlby and Flenniken libraries offered a Fine Free Week during which any fines on overdue materials will be forgiven.